Petition to Display the Cost of War Sign on Buffalo’s City Hall
Buffalonians are largely unaware they paid $835 million over the past 10
years for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. There is no serious public debate
about war costs and what could have been done locally with that money.
The cost of war sign is a 4 foot by 7 foot computer-controlled sign that
displays the financial cost of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Created
by the Broome County Cost of War Project, the $6,000 sign was mounted for
several weeks last year on Binghamton’s City Hall. The presence of the
sign stimulated some healthy debate on the issue.
The cost of war sign is traveling around the country and the WNY Peace
Center has been given the opportunity to display the sign in Buffalo.
The WNY Peace Center would pay the costs of mounting the sign and any
liability insurance the City of Buffalo would require.
This summer the Western NY Peace Center approached all 9 City Council
members and all graciously agreed to our request that the cost of war sign
be displayed for 3 or 4 weeks on Buffalo’s City Hall.
For the past 3 months our petition has been in Mayor Byron Brown’s office
awaiting his decision.
Please add your name to the petition to have the Cost of War sign
displayed on Buffalo’s City Hall.